Sunday Science Tidbit; Global Circulation Patterns

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit, let’s explore global circulation patterns. Thanks to the fact the Earth has water and land, spins around, and is tilted 23.5°, forces like the Corilolis force make global circulations slightly complicated. We have 3 different circulations called the Hadley Cell, Ferrel Cell, and Polar Cell. The Hadley Cell is closest to the equator. It is called a “thermally direct” circulation, meaning the warm air rises and the cool air sinks. The rising air occurs right along the equator creating a band of low pressure and thunderstorms called the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone. Does that…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Out of this world weather (Part 1 and 2)

This week’s Sunday Science Tidbit is out of this world! Let’s start right here at home. Earth is the only planet able to sustain life. It ca…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Fujiwhara Effect & Fibonacci Spiral

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we take a look at the weather in a different way… the Fujiwhara Effect and the Fibonacci Spiral. You’ve…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Semi-Permanent Pressure Systems

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit, we’re going to talk about semi-permanent pressure systems.   You’ve heard the WNCT meteorologists talk…